This Walton College of Business exchange is located in Hong Kong. City University, or CityU,is home to 3,000 international and exchange students (15% of the student population) from over 30 countries . Especially advantageous for those without fluency in a foreign language, all courses at CityU are taught in English, so you can balance important business concepts in English while living in Hong Kong, a bridge between East and West. Developed from a trading port for China, Hong Kong progressed through an industrial era to become a leading financial, services and logistics centre in Asia. Currently, Hong Kong is ranked 3rd as a global financial centre, only behind London and New York.
As with all exchanges, you will be largely independent during your exchange, but with all the courses conducted in English, it should be easy for students to connect with the other business students at CityU.
Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China, is one of the most vibrant cosmopolitan cities in the world. The cultural diversity, safe and convenient living environment, as well as affordable cost of living, all make Hong Kong a great place for education and career seeking. Over the last few decades, many multinational companies set up their Asian headquarters in the city overlooking their operation, especially in mainland China. Prospective students who are looking to better understand this economic powerhouse need not look any further; Hong Kong is the place to be.
This Walton College of Business exchange offers an educational experience that allows U of A undergraduates to access important business concepts in Hong Kong for a semester or year, while keeping on track to graduate from the U of A. Classes are available in accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management and marketing, among others. Hong Kong is a bilingual city with two official languages, English and Chinese. Although 97% of the population speaks Cantonese, business environment is usually conducted in English. Students must have completed the WCOB pre-business core classes in order to be considered for this program.
Students can find a list of courses that the Walton College has predetermined for this exchange here: http://walton.uark.edu/global/course-equivalencies.php
Students will be assessed U of A Walton College tuition and fees for 15 credit hours during each semester they study abroad on this exchange. Additionally, students are responsible for their round-trip airfare, housing, meals, local transportation, books, passport, student visa, and personal expenses. The independent nature of this program allows students to determine their own extracurricular activities, leaving flexibility not only in free time but also in the budget.
Click on the Budget above for a break-down of expected costs.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students. Students receiving a Pell grant should look into the Gilman International Scholarship
. And all students should read through our scholarship page
for more info on funding opportunities and deadlines. Additionally, in most cases, you can also use your current scholarships and financial aid
to help finance your semester in Hong Kong.
Exchange students may apply for on-campus student housing. For more details, you will contact the Student Residence Office (SRO) after you’ve been approved for the exchange.